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    • 10/04/2017
    • 05/01/2019
    • 68 sessions
    • Ansel Adams Room, Santa Rita Springs Social Center
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    Wednesdays @ 9:30AM

    A special interest group for those interested in Photoshop CS (version 5 or earlier) and in Lightroom. We study techniques that involve features found in CS and Lightroom that are not found in other photo processing tools. No need to sign up. Just come on in. You must be a member of the Green Valley Camera Club and GVR to attend this event.


    • 01/04/2018
    • 12/19/2019
    • 98 sessions
    • Kino Room, Santa Rita Springs Social Center
    Register

    Thursdays 

    In this Elements workshop, participants bring two or three photographs that they want improved on a flashdrive. Linda Gregory demonstrates various methods of enhancing the photographs using Elements. The participants are encouraged to contribute to this workshop by making their own suggestions. This workshop is for all levels of Elements users, from beginner through advanced. No need to register, just come in and join us! You must be a member in good standing of the Green Valley Camera Club to attend this class.


    • 09/10/2018
    • 04/22/2019
    • 27 sessions
    • Ansel Adams Room, Santa Rita Springs Social Center

    Mondays @ 9:30AM

    The Black & White Special Interest Group is a weekly meeting of those club members who enjoy the special qualities of black & white (or more generally called “monochrome”) photography. Members bring their images for viewing and comments by the group.  Discussions on editing techniques, as well as on composition and lighting are also a part of the meeting.
    The question might be asked “Why are we interested in black and white images when even the basic point and shoot digital cameras can produce very good color photographs?”  The answer is: there are some images which have more visual impact when rendered in black and white.  These images are those which use the interplay between light and shadows to emphasize texture or shapes within the composition. An example is shown below
    Typically, the photographs shown at our SIG have been produced as color images in a digital camera and converted to black and white using one or more of the popular photo editing software packages.

    • 11/13/2018
    • 05/07/2019
    • 24 sessions
    • Kino Room, Santa Rita Springs Social Center
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    Tuesdays @ 9:30AM

    Please bring up to 5 photos that you have either worked on and feel are ready for printing or display OR that you want specific help with.  The purpose of our discussions is to help members become more knowledgeable about  the taking and post processing of their photos.  Please try to bring the Exif data available for your photos (if possible).  Our discussions are  "Creative Criticism" sessions so we can learn from each other how to make all of our photos "BETTER"!!   With more members returning every day, we wish to make this a productive group, so our members can grow in the field of photography! 

    In order to participate in this event, you must be a member of the GVR Camera Club and GVR.
    • 11/14/2018
    • 04/24/2019
    • 22 sessions
    • Kino Room, Santa Rita Springs Social Center
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    Wednesdays @ 9:30AM

    Mike McMinn is the facilitator.
    • 11/14/2018
    • 05/15/2019
    • 26 sessions
    • Kino Room, Santa Rita Springs Social Center
    Register

    Field Trip SIG

    Members interested in leading, organizing or coordinating Field Trips next season are invited to attend our new Field Trip SIG to discuss how to support our Field Trips. Sue Rock will be leading the discussion at the initial meeting.


    Please register so we can plan for the number that will attend.

    • 11/15/2018
    • 05/02/2019
    • 23 sessions
    • Ansel Adams Room, Santa Rita Springs Social Center
    Register

    Thursdays @ 9:30AM

    Explore and learn the facets of multi-media, including audio, video & animation. View the 2018-2019 class topics calendar  

    Meetings will be held in the Ansel Adams Room.

    In order to participate in this event, you must be a member of the GVR Camera Club and GVR.
    • 11/16/2018
    • 05/03/2019
    • 23 sessions
    • Ansel Adams Room, Santa Rita Springs Social Center
    Register

    Fridays @ 9:30AM

    This is a group that is interested in Digital Single Lens Reflex cameras. Normally it is a very informal however there likely will be, from time to time, special events by the group. These might include seminars on how to set your camera for maximum utility, field trips for specific topics, and maybe even some overnight field trips to better learn to use your camera and other equipment. No need to sign up, just come and join us! You must be a member of the Green Valley Camera Club and GVR to attend this event


    • 11/19/2018
    • 04/29/2019
    • 11 sessions
    • Kino Room or Ansel Adams Room, Santa Rita Springs Social Center
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    Monday @ 10:30AM 

    Learn advanced techniques of photography, studio lighting, portraiture, table-top still life and more. 

    You must be a member in good standing of GVR and the Green Valley Camera Club to attend this SIG.


    • 11/27/2018
    • 8:00 AM - 12:30 PM
    • GVR Camera Club, Santa Rita Springs Social Center
    • 4
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    November Birding/Nature Photography Madera Canyon

    Trip Cost $13


    Proctor Trail and Hummingbird Feeders at Santa Rita Lodge.

    Madera Canyon is one of the top birding hot spots in the world and is easily accessed from Green Valley. The Proctor Trail is paved and provides easy walking for the participants. We will travel along the paved path at Proctor and will end our trip at the Santa Rita Lodge where you can photo

    graph myriad birds and hummingbirds up close and personal. 

    The trip will be led by bird and nature expert, Sandy McMahan, who is a long-time teacher and trip leader. Whether you're and expert birder/photographer or a beginner, you will enjoy Sandy's narratives. If you have binoculars, you may want to bring them along. A small notebook and pen or pencil would be useful to record your sightings. 

    Be sure to wear comfortable clothes and shoes. A hat and water are suggested. 

    There is a $5 per car charge for entrance to Madera Canyon not included in the cost of the trip. The Senior National Park Pass is accepted. 

    Meet at the Camera Club at 7:45 AM for carpooling, departure at 8:00. Linda Gregory will be our leader.  For questions call Linda at 520-625-5121 or email at lsgregaz@gmail.com.

    Last refund date is November 20th.

    To cancel your registration contact cameraclubfieldtrips@gmail.com

    In order to participate in this event, you must be a member of the GVR Camera Club and GVR.


    • 12/03/2018
    • 04/22/2019
    • 11 sessions
    • Ansel Adams Room, Santa Rita Springs Social Center
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    Fine Art Photography SIG 

    Several members of the GVR Camera Club have been showing breathtaking artistic photographs that have been eliciting "aaws" from every audience that they've been shown to. For examples of the photos that can be produced with these techniques, click HERE.

    I've had numerous requests from members who want to create similar Art Photographs, to offer classes on the techniques used.

    In order to satisfy those requests, the GVR Camera Club is launching a new Special Interest Group (SIG) for members who want to "Click it up a Notch" to a photo art form. Sandy Ostroff will be the facilitator for this group.

    Any member who is interested in "Photography as an Art Form" is invited to attend. Join the group to explore new ideas and to get excited about photography again.

    Please feel free to bring a few samples of any Photo Art that you've done to share as examples
    • 12/03/2018
    • 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
    • Anza Room, Santa Rita Springs Social Center
    Register

    The best free entertainment in Arizona


    Don’t Miss It

    And by the way….we are in desperate need of programs for our monthly Showtime presentations.  It is easy – take some of your photos from a field trip or other event and put them into a program.  Use ProShow Gold/Producer or some other application to assemble your photos and add music of your choice.  Need help with ProShow??  Attend Beginning ProShow Gold (like ProShow 101) on January 8 and 15 with Shani Murray and/or get some one on one help from one of our camera club ProShow ‘experts’.

     More tips on making a show HERE

    In order to participate in this event, you must be a member of Green Valley Recreation.


    • 12/04/2018
    • 9:30 AM - 1:00 PM
    • GVR Camera Club, Santa Rita Springs Social Center
    • 1
    Register

    HF Coors Dinnerware Factory

    Trip Cost $12

    They have been making world renowned restaurant china for years in CA and then moved to Tucson 25 years ago. You will see the complete making, from pouring the powder into machines, making molds, hand painting to the finished product in the showroom. As a bonus, once the tour is completed, you receive 10% off any purchases. Their clients vary from designers, to Ellen (they make the mug that you see on her TV show), to the Presidential plane, Air Force One mug, and to specific cowboy dishes. 

    No lunch stop is planned for this trip, but here a plenty of places to eat in Tucson.

    Additional information at www.HFCoors.com

    Location: 1600 S Cherrybell Stra (not misspelled).

    Meet at the Camera Club at 9:15 AM for carpooling, departure at 9:30. Carl Sparfeld will be our leader.  For questions call Carl at 215-872-1325 or email at csparfeld@cox.net.

    To cancel your registration contact cameraclubgreenvalley@gmail.com

    No refunds after November 23, 2018

    In order to participate in this event, you must be a member of the GVR Camera Club and GVR.

    • 12/04/2018
    • 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    • GVR Camera Club, Santa Rita Springs Social Center
    • 10
    Register

    Tucson Windows and Doors

    You will be exploring several blocks on either side of the Tucson Convention Center. This is a favorite area for both artists and photographers. Bring water and wear comfortable shoes as we will be walking several blocks.

    We will go to lunch before taking photos somewhere afterwards at members' option and expense. 

    Meet at the Camera Club at 11:45AM, and depart at 12:00PM. Wally Watson will be the trip leader. For questions call Wally at 303-902-5972.

    To cancel your registration contact cameraclubfieldtrips@gmail.com

    In order to participate in this event, you must be a member of the GVR Camera Club and GVR.

    • 12/13/2018
    • 1:30 PM - 3:00 PM
    • Fiesta Room, Recreation Village of Santa Rita Springs. 921 West Via Rio Fuerte, Green Valley, AZ 85622
    • 38
    Register

    John Livoti from Photographic Society of America - December Speaker Series

    John has been into photography for many years with a forte in landscape. Moving to Arizona and joining a camera club six years ago has broadened his photography. Competing monthly with different photography themes keeps you thinking outside the box and brings out your creative side. 

    See some of John's work HERE.


    • To attend this event, you must be a member of GVR.


    • 12/18/2018
    • 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM (UTC-07:00)
    • Anza Room, Santa Rita Springs Social Center
    Register

    December Travelogue

    You may be one of the lucky ones traveling to cooler parts of the country. Consider capturing your travels in a show for the fall. Travelogue depends upon members who spend time not only traveling, but producing a presentation for the rest of us to enjoy.


    Please email Paul McCreary at traveloguecc@gmail.com if you have a program to share on the big screen, or drop off your thumb drive with a .mov or .mpeg4 show in the Travelogue folder at the Club.

    Paul McCreary, Travelogue Coordinator
    970-596-1505
    traveloguecc@gmail.com

    In order to participate in this event, you must be a member of Green Valley Recreation.


    • 01/07/2019
    • 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
    • Anza Room, Santa Rita Springs Social Center
    Register

    The best free entertainment in Arizona


    Don’t Miss It

    And by the way….we are in desperate need of programs for our monthly Showtime presentations.  It is easy – take some of your photos from a field trip or other event and put them into a program.  Use ProShow Gold/Producer or some other application to assemble your photos and add music of your choice.  Need help with ProShow??  Attend Beginning ProShow Gold (like ProShow 101) on January 8 and 15 with Shani Murray and/or get some one on one help from one of our camera club ProShow ‘experts’.

     More tips on making a show HERE

    In order to participate in this event, you must be a member of Green Valley Recreation.


    • 01/09/2019
    • 9:00 AM - 3:30 PM
    • GVR Camera Club, Santa Rita Springs Social Center
    • 18
    Register

    Streetcar/Art Trip - Cost $17.00

    The Tucson Streetcar Art field trip features some of the many unique works of public art displayed at the streetcar stations. With our included 24 hour streetcar pass, we will disembark at chosen stations to view selected artists' interpretation of the project theme "Flow". Art pieces have elements of light, movement, poetry, and/or visual art.

    We will meet at the Camera Club at 9:00AM and carpool to the Mercado San Agustin at the corner of Congress and Avenida Convento, the first streetcar stop.  A tour guide will lead the trip from here on.  Participants will get off and on the streetcar at the stops that have public art.  She will tell about the title, artist, and about how the work fits into the theme chosen for all the public art for this project.  She will also talk about some of Tucson's history.

    There is some walking (the equivalent of about 4 blocks at the second stop and also some walking from the streetcar stop to and from the restaurant) so it is advised that participants wear comfortable shoes, a hat if needed, and bring a bottle of water.

    The group will stop about half way through the stops to eat lunch at Gentle Ben's on University near the campus at your own expense.  An automatic 20% gratuity will be added to the cost of your lunch.

    Because the group will be at the mercy of the streetcar and the tempo of the group, we may not get back to the parked cars until 2-2:30PM.

    Cost of the trip is $17.00 (includes streetcar pass).  No refunds after October 17, 2018.

    Michele Hamel will be our leader.  Contact her at mhamel@comcast.net or 815-988-6716. If for any reason you cannot attend, after signing up, please let Michele know. 

    To cancel your registration contact cameraclubfieldtrips@gmail.com

    In order to participate in this event, you must be a member of the GVR Camera Club and GVR.

    • 01/09/2019
    • 03/13/2019
    • 10 sessions
    • Kino Room, Santa Rita Springs Social Center
    • 25
    Register
    Ten Week Photography Class (Wednesday PM) - Free

    The Green Valley Recreation Camera Club is offering members a “Ten Week Photography Class” with the objective of enhancing the photographic skills of participants. The popularity of quality cameras in phones and the vast array of features on cameras has shifted the our focus from equipment to the actual photograph. The 2019 “Ten Week Class” will reflect that focus.

    • All of the “Instructor Handouts”, some instructional videos and other information will be available on the Internet.
    • Any Class Information that needs to be updated during the ten weeks will be sent directly to you through the GVR Camera Club’s Wild Apricot system.

    Here is a tentative schedule of planned class sessions:

    Week 1 - Introduction
    Week 2 - Cameras and More
    Week 3 - Composition
    Week 4 - Creative Composition
    Week 5 - To be announced
    Week 6 - Photography As Art
    Week 7 - IPhone Photography
    Week 8 - Photo Stories
    Week 9 - Multimedia
    Week 10 - Summary


    Scheduling Changes

    Participants are registered and assigned by day of the week. A member who signed up for Wednesdays would come every Wednesday at 1:30 PM. A member who signed up for the Thursday session would come every Thursday at 9:30 AM and so on. We understand that emergencies arise and that participants may have scheduling conflicts on occasion. If you have a scheduling problem just come to a different session that week.

    Frequently Asked Questions 

    What happens if I'm going to be away for more than a week?

    A particular session is only available on the scheduled dates but you can review the class notes and handouts in the "Ten Week Digital Notebook” 

    How do I get my “Ten Week Digital Notebook”? 

    "The Ten Week Digital Notebook”, will be Emailed to you as a link.

    What should I do if I want a printed copy of The Ten Week Digital Notebook? 

    Printing the "Ten Week Digital Notebook" can be very expensive. We recommend you just print pages you need for a specific purpose. 

    Is the course the same as last year? 

    No, the Camera Club tries to vary the course materials each year but some basic materials remain the same. 

    Do I have to be a Camera Club member? 

    Yes you have to be a Camera Club Member for 2019 to take the class and, of course, you also have to be a GVR member.

    Do I need to have a digital camera? 

    Yes, sort of. An iPhone or Android phone is a quality point and shoot camera. Smartphones are welcome.

    Do I have to bring my camera to class? 

    Bring your camera or phone and manual, with charged batteries to Sessions 1 and 2 

    I have guests visiting me, can they attend a class session with me? 

    You will have to ask Gene Komaromi to do this at genek6@gmail.com.


    To cancel your registration click HERE or contact cameraclubgreenvalley@gmail.com

    You must be a member of GVR and the GVR Camera Club to attend this class.

    • 01/10/2019
    • 03/14/2019
    • 10 sessions
    • Kino Room, Santa Rita Springs Social Center
    • 31
    Register
    Ten Week Photography Class (Thursday AM) - Free

    The Green Valley Recreation Camera Club is offering members a “Ten Week Photography Class” with the objective of enhancing the photographic skills of participants. The popularity of quality cameras in phones and the vast array of features on cameras has shifted the our focus from equipment to the actual photograph. The 2019 “Ten Week Class” will reflect that focus.

    • All of the “Instructor Handouts”, some instructional videos and other information will be available on the Internet.
    • Any Class Information that needs to be updated during the ten weeks will be sent directly to you through the GVR Camera Club’s Wild Apricot system.

    Here is a tentative schedule of planned class sessions:

    Week 1 - Introduction
    Week 2 - Cameras and More
    Week 3 - Composition
    Week 4 - Creative Composition
    Week 5 - To be announced
    Week 6 - Photography As Art
    Week 7 - IPhone Photography
    Week 8 - Photo Stories
    Week 9 - Multimedia
    Week 10 - Summary


    Scheduling Changes

    Participants are registered and assigned by day of the week. A member who signed up for Wednesdays would come every Wednesday at 1:30 PM. A member who signed up for the Thursday session would come every Thursday at 9:30 AM and so on. We understand that emergencies arise and that participants may have scheduling conflicts on occasion. If you have a scheduling problem just come to a different session that week.

    Frequently Asked Questions 

    What happens if I'm going to be away for more than a week?

    A particular session is only available on the scheduled dates but you can review the class notes and handouts in the "Ten Week Digital Notebook” 

    How do I get my “Ten Week Digital Notebook”? 

    "The Ten Week Digital Notebook”, will be Emailed to you as a link.

    What should I do if I want a printed copy of The Ten Week Digital Notebook? 

    Printing the "Ten Week Digital Notebook" can be very expensive. We recommend you just print pages you need for a specific purpose. 

    Is the course the same as last year? 

    No, the Camera Club tries to vary the course materials each year but some basic materials remain the same. 

    Do I have to be a Camera Club member? 

    Yes you have to be a Camera Club Member for 2019 to take the class and, of course, you also have to be a GVR member.

    Do I need to have a digital camera? 

    Yes, sort of. An iPhone or Android phone is a quality point and shoot camera. Smartphones are welcome.

    Do I have to bring my camera to class? 

    Bring your camera or phone and manual, with charged batteries to Sessions 1 and 2 

    I have guests visiting me, can they attend a class session with me? 

    You will have to ask Gene Komaromi to do this at genek6@gmail.com.


    To cancel your registration click HERE or contact cameraclubgreenvalley@gmail.com

    You must be a member of GVR and the GVR Camera Club to attend this class.

    • 01/12/2019
    • 03/16/2019
    • 10 sessions
    • Kino Room, Santa Rita Springs Social Center
    • 37
    Register
    Ten Week Photography Class (Saturday AM) - Free

    The Green Valley Recreation Camera Club is offering members a “Ten Week Photography Class” with the objective of enhancing the photographic skills of participants. The popularity of quality cameras in phones and the vast array of features on cameras has shifted the our focus from equipment to the actual photograph. The 2019 “Ten Week Class” will reflect that focus.

    • All of the “Instructor Handouts”, some instructional videos and other information will be available on the Internet.
    • Any Class Information that needs to be updated during the ten weeks will be sent directly to you through the GVR Camera Club’s Wild Apricot system.

    Here is a tentative schedule of planned class sessions:

    Week 1 - Introduction
    Week 2 - Cameras and More
    Week 3 - Composition
    Week 4 - Creative Composition
    Week 5 - To be announced
    Week 6 - Photography As Art
    Week 7 - IPhone Photography
    Week 8 - Photo Stories
    Week 9 - Multimedia
    Week 10 - Summary


    Scheduling Changes

    Participants are registered and assigned by day of the week. A member who signed up for Wednesdays would come every Wednesday at 1:30 PM. A member who signed up for the Thursday session would come every Thursday at 9:30 AM and so on. We understand that emergencies arise and that participants may have scheduling conflicts on occasion. If you have a scheduling problem just come to a different session that week.

    Frequently Asked Questions 

    What happens if I'm going to be away for more than a week?

    A particular session is only available on the scheduled dates but you can review the class notes and handouts in the "Ten Week Digital Notebook” 

    How do I get my “Ten Week Digital Notebook”? 

    "The Ten Week Digital Notebook”, will be Emailed to you as a link.

    What should I do if I want a printed copy of The Ten Week Digital Notebook? 

    Printing the "Ten Week Digital Notebook" can be very expensive. We recommend you just print pages you need for a specific purpose. 

    Is the course the same as last year? 

    No, the Camera Club tries to vary the course materials each year but some basic materials remain the same. 

    Do I have to be a Camera Club member? 

    Yes you have to be a Camera Club Member for 2019 to take the class and, of course, you also have to be a GVR member.

    Do I need to have a digital camera? 

    Yes, sort of. An iPhone or Android phone is a quality point and shoot camera. Smartphones are welcome.

    Do I have to bring my camera to class? 

    Bring your camera or phone and manual, with charged batteries to Sessions 1 and 2 

    I have guests visiting me, can they attend a class session with me? 

    You will have to ask Gene Komaromi to do this at genek6@gmail.com.


    To cancel your registration click HERE or contact cameraclubgreenvalley@gmail.com

    You must be a member of GVR and the GVR Camera Club to attend this class.

    • 01/15/2019
    • 9:30 AM - 1:00 PM
    • GVR Camera Club, Santa Rita Springs Social Center
    • 14
    Register

    HF Coors Dinnerware Factory

    Trip Cost $12

    They have been making world renowned restaurant china for years in CA and then moved to Tucson 25 years ago. You will see the complete making, from pouring the powder into machines, making molds, hand painting to the finished product in the showroom. As a bonus, once the tour is completed, you receive 10% off any purchases. Their clients vary from designers, to Ellen (they make the mug that you see on her TV show), to the Presidential plane, Air Force One mug, and to specific cowboy dishes. 

    No lunch stop is planned for this trip, but here a plenty of places to eat in Tucson.

    Additional information at www.HFCoors.com

    Location: 1600 S Cherrybell Stra (not misspelled).

    Meet at the Camera Club at 9:15 AM for carpooling, departure at 9:30. Carl Sparfeld will be our leader.  For questions call Carl at 215-872-1325 or email at csparfeld@cox.net.

    To cancel your registration contact cameraclubfieldtrips@gmail.com

    No refunds after January 4, 2019

    In order to participate in this event, you must be a member of the GVR Camera Club and GVR.


    • 01/17/2019
    • 1:30 PM - 3:00 PM
    • Anza Room, Recreation Village of Santa Rita Springs. 921 West Via Rio Fuerte, Green Valley, AZ 85622
    • 194
    Register

    January Speaker Series - 1/17/2019 1:30 PM

    To attend this event, you must be a member of GVR.

     
    • 01/22/2019
    • 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM (UTC-07:00)
    • Anza Room, Santa Rita Springs Social Center
    Register

    January Travelogue

    You may be one of the lucky ones traveling to cooler parts of the country. Consider capturing your travels in a show for the winter. Travelogue depends upon members who spend time not only traveling, but producing a presentation for the rest of us to enjoy.


    Please email Paul McCreary at traveloguecc@gmail.com if you have a program to share on the big screen, or drop off your thumb drive with a .mov or .mpeg4 show in the Travelogue folder at the Club.

    Paul McCreary, Travelogue Coordinator
    970-596-1505
    traveloguecc@gmail.com

    In order to participate in this event, you must be a member of Green Valley Recreation.


    • 01/28/2019
    • 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
    • GVR Camera Club, Santa Rita Springs Social Center
    • 5
    Register

    Tucson Windows and Doors

    You will be exploring several blocks on either side of the Tucson Convention Center. This is a favorite area for both artists and photographers. Bring water and wear comfortable shoes as we will be walking several blocks.

    We will go to lunch somewhere afterwards at members option and expense.

     

    Meet at the Camera Club at 9:45AM, and depart at 10:00AM. Wally Watson will be the trip leader. For questions call Wally at 303-902-5972.

    To cancel your registration contact cameraclubfieldtrips@gmail.com

    In order to participate in this event, you must be a member of the GVR Camera Club and GVR.

    • 02/04/2019
    • 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
    • Anza Room, Santa Rita Springs Social Center
    Register

    The best free entertainment in Arizona


    Don’t Miss It

    And by the way….we are in desperate need of programs for our monthly Showtime presentations.  It is easy – take some of your photos from a field trip or other event and put them into a program.  Use ProShow Gold/Producer or some other application to assemble your photos and add music of your choice.  Need help with ProShow??  Attend Beginning ProShow Gold (like ProShow 101) on January 8 and 15 with Shani Murray and/or get some one on one help from one of our camera club ProShow ‘experts’.

     More tips on making a show HERE

    In order to participate in this event, you must be a member of Green Valley Recreation.


    • 02/05/2019
    • 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
    • GVR Camera Club, Santa Rita Springs Social Center
    • 0
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    Day Trip to Magdalena, Mexico

    This trip is provided by the Border Community Alliance (BCA). BCA is about bridging the border and fostering community through education, collaboration and cultural exchange. We do this in the Nogales region of Southern Arizona/Sonora Mexico.

    Trip description:

    The historic city of Magdalena lies approximately sixty miles south of Nogales, yet it is a different world with colonial buildings and the rustic feel of the vaquero (cowboy) heartland. Father Eusebio Kino (1645-1711) is buried there. This Jesuit missionary is credited with founding some twenty-one churches throughout the Sonoran region, the most famous of which is San Xavier del Bac near Tucson. Beginning near the border in Nogales Mexico, this tour includes an overview of the rich and complex history of the region with stops at Imuris and San Ignacio before proceeding on to Magdalena. Magdalena’s beautiful plaza and memorial to Kino is surrounded by an artful promenade where shoppers stroll in the shaded walkway. The chapel and church are a moving tribute to the faith of the region, architecturally will done. After lunch the tour continues with a visit to a local school and a chance to dialogue about the local context.

    Tours typically begin with an orientation where you will have a chance to meet your fellow travelers and hear about the Mexican context today. To provide an intimate and safe experience, groups are limited in size to about a dozen, traveling together in a van with your guides. 

    Your fee includes transportation, lunch, expert guidance, tax and tips. Returning to the US participants know that they have had a significant learning experience.

    What to wear and bring

    • Please remember to bring your passport!
    • While there is not a lot of walking, we suggest comfortable shoes. Men in Mexico do not generally wear shorts. Long pants or slacks are probably best for both men and women. No tank or halter tops or short shorts. You may want to bring a bottle of water and wear sunscreen.

    Waiver of Liability

    • When you arrive, you’ll be asked to complete a Waiver of Liability. A copy will be provided to you or you may wish to download and print it from here. Waiver-of-Liability-CBT.pdf

    Information from the Camera Club Field Trip Guide

    Meet at the Camera Club at 8:00AM, and depart at 8:15AM. 

    The carpooling mileage is less than 100 miles, so $10 is appropriate for gas payment to the driver. There is a $5 parking fee at Burger King that can be split among the riders. 

    After the meet-up at Burger King we will walk across the border where our transportation will meet us and the tour will begin.  After the tour we will leave our transportation at the border and walk back across to our cars at Burger King. 

    You may want to bring money for purchasing snacks and souveniers. US dollars are accepted or you can bring pesos. If you bring snacks with you or bring food back, fruit, veggies and meat are usually not allowed to come back with you over the border.  This is where you will need your passport. There is no senior discount on this trip, but if you are interested in joining the BCA before hand, the trip cost is $80 for members.

    FT Guide:  Sue Rock, philr@iname.com or 269-978-6852.  Contact Sue with any questions

    To cancel your registration contact cameraclubfieldtrips@gmail.com

    To attend this event you must be a member of GVR and the GVR Camera Club

    Note: The BCA is a 501(c)(3) charitable non-profit organization. It has no religious or political affiliations. It depends on donations and grants for funding. Incorporated in the state of Arizona,the board members reside in southern Arizona.The advisory board consists of people from across the globe. BCA is based in Tubac, Arizona, a community forty miles south of Tucson and twenty miles north of the US/Mexico border.

    Values: We believe in social investment, not charity.  We seek to listen and learn from each other, rather than presume we know it all. We respect the cultures and traditions of both Mexico and the US.We value working together with like-minded organizations and individuals on both sides of the border.We welcome participation in our programs regardless of one’s viewpoint of immigration.



    • 02/09/2019
    • 12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    • Kino Room, Santa Rita Springs Social Center
    • 75

    Santa Rita Springs GVR Open House

    Saturday, February 9, 2019 

    Noon to 3 P.M.

    Tours, Demonstrations and Refreshments!

    GVR Camera Club 

    The open house is for GVR members.



    • 02/12/2019
    • 8:15 AM - 3:00 PM
    • GVR Camera Club, Santa Rita Springs Social Center
    • 0
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    Border Patrol Briefing:  FREE and YOU MUST BE VETTED TO ATTEND THIS FIELD TRIP

    Groups that attend are briefed with a Border Patrol 101 presentation.  It is conducted in the conference room and it provides a basic oversite on Border Patrol Operations.  The presentation takes anywhere from 45 minutes to an hour.  Questions are encouraged during the presentation.  Once BP 101 concludes, there will be a station walkthrough.  It is presented so that groups may have the chance to view some of the gear and updated technology.  Questions are also encouraged during the walkthrough.

    Meet at the Camera Club at 8:15am and depart at 8:30am.  Field trip guide is Sue Rock, philr@iname.com, 269-978-6852. Arranged by Michele Hamel. 

    We will have lunch at La Bocanita, Nogales (seafood, Mexican).

    Last sign up date is January 12, 2019.

    YOU MUST BE VETTED TO ATTEND THIS FIELD TRIP. 

    Please email the following information to Sue Rock to be entered on the vetting form and mailed to the Boarder Patrol:

    Name (Last, First M)

    Drivers License (State and number)

    Date of Birth (MMDDYYYY)

    Contact Field Trip Guide with any questions.

    To cancel your registration contact cameraclubgreenvalley@gmail.com

    You must be a GVR member and a member of the Camera Club to attend this field trip.



    • 02/12/2019
    • 9:30 AM - 1:00 PM
    • GVR Camera Club, Santa Rita Springs Social Center
    • 13
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    HF Coors Dinnerware Factory

    Trip Cost $12

    They have been making world renowned restaurant china for years in CA and then moved to Tucson 25 years ago. You will see the complete making, from pouring the powder into machines, making molds, hand painting to the finished product in the showroom. As a bonus, once the tour is completed, you receive 10% off any purchases. Their clients vary from designers, to Ellen (they make the mug that you see on her TV show), to the Presidential plane, Air Force One mug, and to specific cowboy dishes. 

    No lunch stop is planned for this trip, but here a plenty of places to eat in Tucson.

    Additional information at www.HFCoors.com

    Location: 1600 S Cherrybell Stra (not misspelled).

    Meet at the Camera Club at 9:15 AM for carpooling, departure at 9:30. Carl Sparfeld will be our leader.  For questions call Carl at 215-872-1325 or email at csparfeld@cox.net.

    To cancel your registration contact cameraclubfieldtrips@gmail.com

    No refunds after February 1, 2019

    In order to participate in this event, you must be a member of the GVR Camera Club and GVR.


    • 02/19/2019
    • 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM (UTC-07:00)
    • Anza Room, Santa Rita Springs Social Center
    Register

    February Travelogue

    You may be one of the lucky ones traveling to cooler parts of the country. Consider capturing your travels in a show for the winter. Travelogue depends upon members who spend time not only traveling, but producing a presentation for the rest of us to enjoy.


    Please email Paul McCreary at traveloguecc@gmail.com if you have a program to share on the big screen, or drop off your thumb drive with a .mov or .mpeg4 show in the Travelogue folder at the Club.

    Paul McCreary, Travelogue Coordinator
    970-596-1505
    traveloguecc@gmail.com

    In order to participate in this event, you must be a member of Green Valley Recreation.


    • 02/21/2019
    • 1:30 PM - 3:00 PM
    • Anza Room, Recreation Village of Santa Rita Springs. 921 West Via Rio Fuerte, Green Valley, AZ 85622
    • 191
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    February Speaker Series - February 21, 2019 1:30 PM

    Bruce D.Taubert has viewed and photographed wildlife around the world since 1972. His work is prominently displayed in magazines including Arizona Highways, Science, Ranger Rick, WildBird, Arizona Wildlife Views, Conservation International, and others. In addition, his images have been selected for Arizona Highways calendars, Smith-Southwest calendars and postcards, and the Arizona Game and Fish Department calendars. Bruce’s photographs have won multiple awards in the Annual Arizona Game and Fish Department photography contest.

    To attend this event, you must be a member of GVR.

     
    • 03/19/2019
    • 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM
    • GVR Camera Club, Santa Rita Springs Social Center
    • 20
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